Howard Hawk’s “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) at Film Forum through Thursday (Jun 23)

by on June 20, 2011Posted in: Essay

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Thursday Editor’s Pick: “What’s Up, Doc?”

by on April 6, 2011Posted in: Editor's Pick

[7:00 and 9:45 at Chelsea Clearview.] 

Peter Tonguette for Senses of Cinema:

“Bogdanovich has for years been ridiculed by story-oriented critics for modelling the plot of What’s Up, Doc? on Bringing Up Baby, but that shouldn’t let admirers of pure cinema – as opposed to those reviewers for whom plot is everything – from appreciating What’s Up, Doc? for the visual marvel that it is. The car chase in San Francisco is one of the monuments of physical comedy in the contemporary cinema; a sequence so immaculately conceived and executed that it could stand on its own as a two-reeler (although it may be even more impressive because it so effortlessly connects with the rest of the picture).”

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